“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.” So said Thomas Edison. Gov. Inslee, instead of flailing around pontificating about carbon taxes, like so many other elected officials, bureaucrats and functionaries, give some careful and serious consideration to a pure energy tax based upon consumption above and beyond given norms.
Instead of a one size fits all mentality, a carefully crafted energy tax structured on the socioeconomic realities of Washington state would seem far more equitable and less destabilizing to the population as a whole than the carbon tax proposed by the governor. Plus it would be less sneaky.